I have a new laptop computer. Really cool and I'm so lucky. I've actually had it for nearly two weeks. Running Microsoft Vista, with some trepidation, but so far no major glitches. But then I got the max spec I could. It's a Lenovo y710, 17 inch screen T5550 dual processor and 2 gigs of ram. It's got this gadget bar on the side where it puts a calendar and whatever toys you can get hold of. I have a meter that show cpu usage and ram usage. CPU is never taxed. Ram sits at around 50% most of the time. I don't have the patience to figure out what of the many services running I don't need and the pc is not struggling, so it can sit at 50%.
I struggled to get our church Easy Worship package to run, but an email to support got me an unlock code and all sorted pretty quickly. I can't get my pc to talk to the Lexmark printer on our church network - but I think this is Lexmark's problem rather than Vista's. This is an irritation, but I now have an old HP printer by my desk doing a great job.
I'm going away in 10 days and I'm going to miss my laptop!